External assessments

External assessments are assessments that are designed, selected, and controlled outside of the classroom, such as standardized tests used for state assessment.

Source: Adapted from: Lorrie Shepard (2001) http://www.ciera.org/library/reports/inquiry-3/3-013/3-013.html

Contextual Use: In addition to giving students teacher made tests, Ms. Albright must administer external assessments such as standardized tests to her students.

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